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Plant Dye Workshop Series with Mona Lewis

Highland Hall Waldorf School

Multiple Dates

Northridge, CA

Plant Dye Workshop Series with Mona Lewis

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Plant Dye Workshop Series Ticket (All three workshops) before event starts $190.00 $0.00
November 10: Exploring the Mysteries of the Colors All Around Us before event starts $70.00 $0.00
February 9: The Rock Stars of the Plant Dye World before event starts $70.00 $0.00
April 13: Bugs are the Best! before event starts $70.00 $0.00

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Highland Hall will be presenting a rare opportunity to learn plant dyeing from our own handwork expert, Mona Lewis!


Saturdays, from 1 to 4 pm: Nov. 10, Feb. 9, Apr. 13

If you are interested in learning about the exciting world of natural plant dyes,Highland Hall is offering a three-part series of dye workshops where students will explore dyeing with herbs and flowers, exotic woods and even bugs!

We expect this very special series to sell out quickly as participation is limited to 20 privileged people. Enroll now to reserve your spot! The series price is $190 including materials, or $70 per session.

All participants will take home a dyed skein of yarn and silks from each workshop.


Workshop description:

November 10: Exploring the Mysteries of the Colors All Around Us

"Each plant has a special quality all its own and a gift to give us. You may be surprised to find out what that might be."

Using fresh herbs and flowers from the hillsides and the kitchen, you will dye two silk scarves and a skein of wool yarn. You will also receive a tutorial for the mordent process along with the sources for the ingredients.


February 9: The Rock Stars of the Plant Dye World

"Before the sea routes to America were discovered, Red and Purple dyes were extremely hard to come by. Murex shellfish were used to create purple dye. It took 1,200 shell fish to make 1.5 ounces of pure dye. Imagine how rare and expensive it was!When Brazilwood and Logwood were discovered in South America everything changed."


You will dye two silk scarves and a skein of wool yarn.You will also learn how the addition of some simple ingredients can add more color possibilities to the dye pot.


We will finish with a small braiding project to make a trim suitable for any Renaissance garment.


April 13: Bugs are the Best!

"Another natural dye that changed history actually comes from insects! The cochineal is a scale insect which lives on the Prickly Pear cactus. Since 1,000 BCE, cochineal was used in South and Central America. When it became available in Europe in the 1600s, it was worth its weight in gold."


You will dye two silk scarves and a skein of wool yarn, and discover the vibrant reds and sweet pinks this special dye can yield. (Don't worry, we don't have to gather them, Mona has a source for the freeze-dried version.You will also be introduced to the modifying bath, or after-bath technique, for some extra surprises







Have questions about Plant Dye Workshop Series with Mona Lewis? Contact Highland Hall Waldorf School


Highland Hall Waldorf School
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325


Highland Hall Waldorf School

Highland Hall Waldorf School is located on a lush eleven acre campus in Northridge, CA. We offer an independent alternative to public and other private schools, providing the Waldorf Curriculum from Early Childhood thru High School Graduation.
As with all good schools Highland Hall Waldorf School emphasizes academic excellence. We also recognize that academic excellence alone is not enough. Our students also benefit from a curriculum that strengthens moral and ethical discernment – the ability to see what is right and needed in the world – and cultivates their will. Our graduates are strong academically, have good values and are eager to make a difference in the world around them. Our purpose is to provide an education that makes it possible for our graduates to be active citizens in tomorrow’s world.
Highland Hall offers a balanced, comprehensive education that weaves together academic achievement with hands-on experience. The curriculum blends the humanities and sciences with art, handwork, foreign languages, music, and movement, and is designed to engage the students as they move through the three school age developmental phases: in kindergarten, through imitation, guided creative play and rich use of language through story telling; in grades 1-8 through the imaginative and artistic presentations of the class teacher, foreign languages, music, movement and handwork; and in high school, through the subject teachers who challenge the students’ awakening capacity for independent, critical thinking. Our students graduate to high ranking colleges and universities and later to successful careers in their chosen fields, where they make a positive impact on the world.
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